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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. inspectors have not said if any bay area levees are on that list. but the ones deemed unacceptable have problems similar to this levee here in east palo alto. it's along the san francisquito creek. a storm back in december did significant damage leaving the levee in a weakened state flooding the nearby neighborhood. east palo alto has plans to widen the creek but that project doesn't get started until the summer. for now, sandbags have been stacked to raise the height of the levee before the next storm. nationwide, inspectors have found 326 levees in need of urgent repair. the u.s. army corps of engineers including weakened, animal problems and house built near levees. hundreds of thousands of
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structures are in danger. this comes after hurricane katrina which killed thousands and caused billions in damage. after hurricane katrina, california budgeted money for improvements. the study doesn't identify any levees in the bay area but it is up to a local government to improve their levees so if one is found to be unacceptable it could cost a community millions. live in east palo alto, elissa harrington, cbs 5. this morning, almost every boeing 787 dreamliner jet is now grounded until further notice because of safety concerns. air safety authorities in europe, japan and india have joined the u.s. in ordering the grounding and safety review of a plane following a series of incidents involving the aircraft in recent days. yesterday the federal aviation administration said the 787s should remain grounded until the risk of battery fires is
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resolved. >> the key is to be able to understand what's going on with these aircraft, get them fixed, and make sure that if it's a design issue, make the appropriate change. >> a polish airline is now the only carrier still using the plane. the only 787 service if the bay area is all nippon airways. flights between san jose and tokyo for the time being ana is finding alternate flight plans for them. a man is in custody accused of operating an illegal gun store out of his san mateo home. the county sheriff's don't says investigators raided antonio infante's home on friday. the d.a. says an assault rifle, high capacity magazine, three pistols and ammunition all removed from the home. meanwhile president obama has unveiled his plan to curb gun violence but now comes the tricky part getting congress to go along with his program. the sweeping half billion- dollar plan calls for a ban on all military-style assault
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rifles and expanded background checks on customers for every gun purchased. it would also limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very specific proposals right away. if there's even one life that can be saved, then we have an obligation to try. >> the president signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence but his key proposal needs congressional approval. the national rifle association was quick to announce its opposition to any firearms ban. >> anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a courtroomal or somebody who is insane or in an accident is a tragedy. nobody is saying it isn't. but what i am saying is banning these firearms is not going to accomplish very much. >> gun owner advocates say they are open to the idea of
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expanding background checks. and in a bay area poll conducted by surveyusa 71% of respondents support an assault weapons ban. 67% support ammunition capacity limits. it's 5:05. why don't we get another check on weather? >> yeah, mr. sunshine is here. got some good news, right? >> we have in the middle of a dry spell typical for the middle of winter. usually on years we get 19 days of dry. it will stick around for a little while longer. temperatures will moderate even more. out there now numbers in the 20s and 30s. not as cold as yesterday. i think this is a sign of things to come as high pressure will dominate our weather the next four to five days before beginning to weaken somewhat but still it's going to warm things up a bit with some hazy sunshine this afternoon. temperatures warming up today. yesterday highways in the 50s and low 60s. by the afternoon, numbers running one to about 6 degrees
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warmer outside as high as 63 degrees in san jose, 57 in san francisco. about 62 degrees in santa rosa. some nice weather right in the middle of winter. all right. let's check the roads now with elizabeth. >> love it. we'll enjoy this woke, then. thank you. all right. outside right now, it is looking good. in an area where they are doing roadwork, the accident is now clear. the roadwork is still out there though especially in the eastbound lanes of 4 approaching loveridge. one lane blocked until 6:00 this morning. here's a live look outside near the 880/237 interchange. gosh, yesterday it just was really a mess on that westbound 237 ride for a while because of a series of different accidents. so right now everything is off to a great start. no delay between milpitas all the way towards sunnyvale and 101. and a quick live look at the golden gate bridge. you can see a few headlights there making their way into san francisco moving at the limit. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> okay, liz, thanks. 5:07 now.
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new this morning, the international olympic committee want lance armstrong's medal back. in a letter sent last night they asked the cyclist to return the bronze medal he won at the city games back in 2000 because of his involvement in doping. armstrong was stripped of all 7 of his tour de france titles just last month. a cruel hoax played on one of the nation's top college football players. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in the newsroom reporting on the bay area connection to the case that's bizarre. >> reporter: everybody is talking about it. it's the top trend right now on twitter. supposedly their relationship began after a game at stanford in 2009. it became an inspiring story for football fans across the country. now as this story unravels, it has become a bizarre mystery that has a lot of people wondering who knew what and when. notre dame linebacker manti te'o says last september that his grandmother and his girlfriend died within hours of each other and that he would keep playing to honor them. well, it turns out that
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girlfriend did not exist. here's a picture of the woman who was believed to be 22-year- old lennay kekua. he said they carried on a relationship online for three years. the woman in this picture is actually from torrence and has no connection to the football star. noter came's athletic director says te'o was the real victim here. >> there's a lot of tragedy here. there's a lot of sorrow. but the thing i'm most sorry for -- sorry. >> who is behind this hoax? the website that started unraveling the tale over the past couple of months says the girlfriend was concocted by a long-time friend of te'o. he said overnight, to realize that i was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was and is painful and humiliating. >> te'o has graduated. he was set to begin preparing for the nfl draft in florida
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this week. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. 5:09 now. a south bay neighborhood is still reeling from the attempted abduction of a young girl right in her own front yard and now there's a compositic sketch of the suspect. witnesses say the man in his 20s or 30s. they say he smelled like motor oil. he tried to grab a 2-year-old girl playing in the front yard of her home tuesday night. neighbors are worried and angry. >> really putting his own life on the line because i think that as a parent i'm telling you i don't know what my responsibility is but i don't know if i'll be kind to that person if i were to caught him in such an act. >> the girl's mother was able to hold on to her daughter and that suspect ran away. here's the sketch of another man wanted for trying to kidnap a young child at the great mall in milpitas sunday evening. a woman says the man tried to leave a store with her 3-year- old son. she yelled at that suspect and he let go of the boy and then
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took off. the man is said to be 50 to 60 years old, 5'4" and had a pot- belly. a $12,000 reward is up for grabs if you know where a stolen piece of oakland art is located. it was stolen last week. the insurance company is offering a $12,000 reward for the return of the gold box. the box is 7" high and deep, and 9" long. it was taken in the second break-in at the museum in just two months. the museum has increased its security. the bay area is on the verge of getting another area code. options are being considered on how to deal with fewer available numbers in marin, san francisco, and san mateo counties. so get ready for 628. the california puc held its first public meetings yesterday and some long-time san franciscans say they prefer to hang up on the idea of changing their number. >> nobody wants to dial more
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numbers. nobody -- they want to keep their number the same. if you make a mistake you have to dial the first number and then the next number and so forth and you have so many numbers that you have to dial, it's confusing. >> get attached to those numbers. the public can comment at two meetings today at san rafael city council chambers at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. >> i remember when the bay area was all 415 and my parents in the east bay went to 510. then 925. >> it happens when the city grows. 5:11. coming up lebron making history in the bay area. >> plus, from missouri to madagascar. >> the place you live in you got to know what to do where you are. >> how a bay area school is using geography to help their students excel. >> and a burglary plot gone wrong. how the suspect trying to get back at his former boss made one big bonehead mistake. coming up.
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can see why... police say he tried to rob his former employ well, this criminal earned the nickname bucket head and you can see why here. police say he tried to rob his former employer but he forgot the surveillance cameras were on so he walk in, quickly walk out. then he returned disguised with a bucket on his head.
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police recognize him from the earlier surveillance video. now he is charged with burglary. >> did he just think the earlier video was going to go away? >> props for that. >> i look that. bucket head. >> so much more creative than bringing your own mask or whatever just make use of what's available. okay. [ laughter ] >> let's go out live right now towards -- we'll go towards the south bay and this is where we sent our photographer this morning near tully and you can see northbound and southbound 101. both moving at the limit this morning. by the way, 280 in the south bay is also flowing problem- free not seeing a lot of roadwork if you are in san jose this morning. elsewhere, 880 this is a live look at the nimitz. so the last time we saw this traffic camera you can see a few flashing lights right there by the oakland coliseum. it's been picked up. so that's no longer the case. all lanes are looking good between 66 and 980. let's go to our maps. everything flowing nicely in the south bay. you can see our live traffic
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sensors are all picking up top speeds up and down the guadalupe parkway, 101 into san jose from morgan hill. pretty good now on highway 4. there is roadwork scheduled to wrap up around 5:30 or so on eastbound 4 approaching love ridge but westbound looks great towards concord. an earlier accident has just been cleared. westbound 580 not too bad. you can see all green traffic sensors and our little color- coded guide here on the bottom of your screen shows speeds all 40 miles per hour even at vasco approaching livermore towards the dublin interchange. no delays on mass transit for bart, ace, muni, caltrain and ferries. hazy conditions. here's lawrence. >> looking good this afternoon. a lot of sunshine. we'll need it. another chilly start to the day at least in some spots. offshore winds breezy. that's keeping the temperatures
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up at the coast. freezing temperatures in the valleys and patchy fog and the hazy conditions toward the afternoon with milder weather maybe some mid-60s in the warmest spots. so i think we're looking great over the next few days. high pressure taking us right into the weekend. this ridge is going to hold on. any chance of rain is running well to the north up into canada so staying high and dry in the bay area with some temperatures mild all the way to the coastline. if you are traveling out of sfo today, no delays expected there. just some hazy sunshine. across the country no major weather spots at least at the major hubs. houston sunshine 59. denver partly cloudy 55. cloudy in new york. around the bay today, we'll find mid-60s in toward morgan hill. 63 san jose. 61 fremont. 57 in pacifica. east bay temperatures into the 50s. inside the bay numbers running as high as 60 degrees in oakland, 57 in san francisco. should be about 62 in santa rosa. next couple of days we are
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going to see warmer sunshine coming our way. and that is going to hold right through the weekend. then in the middle of the week clouds roll back in cool temperatures and maybe the storm door opens a bit in the latter part of next week. >> that's not permitted, i'm sorry. >> i know. this is so nice. i'm enjoying the sunshine. >> i know. i like the warmth. >> we have to get back to the rain at some point. give me something to do. >> not anytime soon. all right. thank you. we all know california is nicknamed the golden state but do you know which state is the pine tree state? >> i only knew because you told me but one sixth grader in the east bay knows all the states and that's because his school makes learning geography fun. that's what makes cooper elementary cool. reporter: the principal at cooper elementary says motivation is the key to her students' success. >> if they can find something that they're interested in that they can feel that they can accomplish and they can learn about, then they -- you know, that carries them forward.
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>> reporter: one subject they focus on is geography. it's the only school in vacaville that participates in the national geographic bee sponsored by google. >> the plastic you live in, you got to know what to do, where you are, how to do it where you are. just all that. >> reporter: sixth grader alex top won the school's. >> he on the ground phoebe and is studying for the test to qualify for the state competition in sacramento. >> this year it was multiple choice. there were 35 questions about states and you had two answers to pick from. >> a lot to learn whether it's spelling or geography or -- he election a challenge. he's always looking for a challenge. >> reporter: so i challenged alex to a quick geography quiz. >> the capital of mississippi is jefferson -- wait, no, jackson. >> reporter: he got a couple wrong but then found his stride. what is the term for part of an ocean or sea that cuts far into
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the bordering land mass and may contain one or more bays? >> gulf. >> reporter: alex also a city spelling bee champ credits cooper elementary for his success. >> they present it in a fun way to where you're not really disliking it. >> i like this kid. >> you're tough. what is -- i mean, come on. >> i know. i gave him some tough ones. some i didn't even not answers to some of them. >> with a name like alex topp, he will do great. >> he is doing the spelling bee today. good luck, alex. what's cool about your school? submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool and we may feature your school right here on our show. we'll be right back.
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chilly in the bay area with cold numbers in the valley 20s in concord and santa roses. 40s tow coastline. warmer sunshine coming our way. >> and here's a live look at three of our traffic cameras. so far things are flowing nicely across the golden gate, the bay bridge and on 580 through the dublin-pleasanton area. just getting word of bart delays. we'll tell you where an how
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long coming up. the golden state warriors went for a sweep of the defending champions in oakland last night. but it didn't quite work out. stephen curry sat out the game because he sprained his right ankle in the morning shootaround. he didn't play. that hurt. miami's lebron james became the youngest player to reach the 20,000-point mark. he went off in this game. the heat blew out the warriors. it was a laugher never close 92-75. [ applause and cheers ] >> 2.12 on the clock for the win... gaels win it! >> that is a crunch time bucket. a local team providing the play of the day for your viewing pleasure. st. mary's matthew delavadi da
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draining the shock inside half court. gaels beat buy70-69. st. mary's record 14-4 on the season. the little engine that could in moraga have a good team and this guy is great. >> great shot. the new cover of "sports illustrated" jim harbor and colin kaepernick. some say it's an honor and a curse. throughout its 60 year history cover boys have had trouble following their moment of fame like tim tebow when he was with the broncos. remember how that went. he went on a three-game losing streak afterwards. >> athletes who are on the cover tend to get this overamped expectation and tend to not do so well afterwards. >> the magazine conducted its own investigation into the jinx back in 2002 and it found some decline in performance or misfortune happening about 38% of the time. but we're hoping that's not happening in this case. for 49ers coverage and to
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upload photos go to our website, cbssf.com/sports. it's fun to see all of the photos we have been getting. >> absolutely. that jinx has been around a long time. hopefully they will take it out on atlanta this weekend. 5:26. a man outsourcing his own job to china. how he was able to get away without doing any work. >> new developments in a tense kidnapping in algeria. some american hostages escape overnight. the latest on efforts to end the crisis.
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[ telephone rings ] good evening this is flo. [laughs] yes, i'm that flo. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-progressive. by all indications this is a terrorist act. >> american hostages escape in algeria. >> the terrorists say the attack is in retaliation for french air strikes against al qaeda-linked fighting in nearby mali. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, then we have
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an obligation to try. >> president obama says he won't back down on his plan to curb gun violence. >> what i am saying is that banning these firearms is not going to matter. >> a star athlete's story is a hoax. >> this was a very elaborate sophisticated hoax perpetrated for reasons we can't fully understand that had a certain cruelty at its core. >> came in, grabbed the computer, ran out. >> the computer thief caught with a special app. >> to tell this is my computer. >> from across the bay. >> the waves are on their way, giant waves. >> to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com it's thursday, january 17. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone.
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i'm frank mallicoat. we have some big developments this morning regarding that hostage crisis in algeria. militants who are holding dozens of people captive at that natural gas facility now claim that algerian helicopters have opened fire and have killed 35 hostages and 15 of the kidnappers. again, this is not independently confirmed. we are getting that information through the wires from militants so take it with a grain of salt. a short time earlier an algeriaian security official said about 20 hostages including americans and europeans had escaped. the militants attacked the gas complex yesterday about 800 miles south of algiers. by all indications, this is a terrorist act. and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist acts. it is a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage. >> the militants say they are
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part of an al qaeda-affiliated group operating in north africa to punish algeria for helping france fight in mali. inspectors are finding hundreds of levees in danger of failing in the united states. this information comes seven years after hurricane katrina toppled levees in new orleans and tore up the gulf coast. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in east palo alto to tell us how northern california levees could be at risk. >> reporter: inspectors have found hundreds of levees in 37 states unacceptable. they have not said if any of those are in the bay area. but it's up to a local government to make levee improvement and 61 could alcohols. we are in east palo alto next to the san francisquito creek. and it flooded in late december leaving the levee damaged and weakened. a major project will get under way in the summer. they are going to widen the
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creek acted strengthen the levee. before that happens, they will stack sandbags to increase height before the next storm. the u.s. army corps of engineers found 326 levees that cover 2,000 miles unacceptable. that means that people and property are at risk. the study came about after hurricane katrina. it includes weakened walls, animal holes, decaying pipes and homes built close to levees. here in california, voters approved a $5 billion bond to go towards flood prevention. officials however say they still need about $12 billion more to finish. right now in east palo alto the creek is low but again there are sandbags stacked and officials have also put updates around the levee to prevent people from getting near it because they say the situation is still unsay. live in east palo alto, elissa harrington, cbs 5. all boeing 787 dreamliner
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jets are grounded indefinitely because of safety concerns. just hours ago are air safety authorities in europe, japan and india have joined the grounding of the planes following a series of incidents involving the aircraft in recent days. yesterday the federal aviation administration says the 787s should be grounded until the risk of battery fires is resolved. for the time being ana is finding alternate plans for passengers between san jose and tokyo. an attempted abduction has a south bay neighborhood on edge. they are looking for a suspect. here's a sketch of the man just released. witnesses say the man is hispanic in his late 20s. early 30s. about 5'6", medium build and they say he smelled like motor oil at the time. he tried to grab a 2-year-old girl playing in her home in the front yard of her home in san jose tuesday night. neighbors are worried and angry, as well. >> he is really putting his own life on the line because i
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think that as a parent i don't know what my response would be but i don't know if i would be kind to that person if i were to catch him in such an act. >> the girl's mother was able to hold on to her daughter as the suspect ran away. and there's a sketch of another man wanted for trying to kidnap a young child at the great mall in milpitas on sunday night. a woman says the man tried to leave a store with her 3-year- old son. she yelled at the suspect, he let go and took o the man is described as asian, 50 to 60, about 5'6", a pot-belly. let's check the weather. >> let's quiz him. >> what have you got. >> do you know what the pine state is? >> i do not know the pine state. >> pine tree state. >> i can't even say it. how would i know what it is if i can't even say it. >> maine. >> yeah. i only knew because you told me. >> i thought that was from the "cool school." >> that's right. >> apparently we're not cool. >> i am not cool enough but it
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is cool in spots around the bay area. in fact, chilly in some areas inland. again we are seeing temperatures drop into the 20s and 30s and freezing there. 40s into san francisco and pacifica and also oakland. high pressure building in overhead. in control hazy sunshine toward the afternoon. the bay area air quality management has issued a "spare the air" asking you not to burn firewood today. all the pollutants trapped in the atmosphere. 64 the expected high in cupertino today 63 in san jose, 63 in santa clara. east bay temperatures running up into the 50s outside. and it looks like as you head inside the bay temperatures running into the 50s and low 60s. some nice weather in the future, too. maybe including on the weekend. >> never too soon to be talking about the weekend. here's a live look outside. not too bad. traffic conditions easing up
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early at the bay bridge lately. for now good to go in all lanes. westbound 580 a tad busy right now. about 15-minute commute from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. hitting our maps if you are commuting down the eastshore freeway, 69 miles per hour. this is a live look closer to ashby. it's a smooth ride through berkeley. 18 minutes is the commute from the carquinez bridge to the maze. bart dealing with 10-minute delays right now at the bay fair station in the fremont and the dublin-pleasanton direction. it's because of an equipment problem. may have a ripple effect on other bart lines right now just the bay fair stop. >> everything else reporting no delay. that's traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. 5:36. lance armstrong's lies have cost him his olympic medal. in a letter sent last night,
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the international olympic committee asked the disgraced cyclist to return the bronze medal that he won back in the sydney games in 2000 because of his involvement in doping. armstrong was stripped of all 7 of his tour de france titles just last month. a star football player is the victim of a hoax involving a woman he said was his girlfriend. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in our newsroom reporting the case has a bay area angle as well and it is strange. >> reporter: it really is. a lot of people shaking their heads this morning. more information will come out. this "couple" supposedly met after a game in stanford that's your bay area connection but the big question right now how could a football star good- looking eligible bachelor fall for a fake girlfriend continuing for three years. here he is talking about her after he believed she died of leukemia. >> every letter she sent me would be humble, being gracious and always remember that i love you. >> manti te'o said he and his "girlfriend," 22-year-old
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lennay kekua had an online relationship for three years before she supposedly died. it turns out she never existed. here's the woman who was believed to be his girlfriend. the website deadspin.com discovered this woman is really from torrence and has no connection to the football star at all. >> we found the actual alive doesn't have leukemia and has never met manti te'o person that they belong to so that sort of opened everything up. >> reporter: that website says the story was made up by a french te'o. why and what te'o -- by a friend of te'o. why and what he knew is a mystery. te'o said, "to realize that i was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was and is painful and humiliating." coming up in the next half hour we'll hear from notre dame's athletic director about what he calls a tragic story. live in the newsroom, anne makovec, cbs 5. president obama has laid down his proposals to curb gun violence. but now comes the tough part
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getting congress to go along with the plan. the sweeping half billion- dollar plan calls for a ban on military-style assault rifles and expanded background checks on customers for every gun purchase. it would also limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds and impose stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> i'm calling on congress to pass some very pacific proposals right away. if there's even one life that can be saved, we have an obligation to try. >> the president signed 23 executive orders aimed at reducing gun violence but his key proposals need congressional approval. house speaker john boehner is showing no signs of urgency to act on it. the national rifle association was quick to announce its opposition to any firearms ban. u.s. senator dianne feinstein of california will hold a capitol hill news conference with some of her colleagues later this morning. it's to introduce an updated version of the assault weapons
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banshee authored in 1994. that ban expired in 2004. the colorado movie theater where 12 people were killed last year is re-opening for business today. the renamed and remodeled century aurora will hold a ceremony for victims and officials tonight. police say james holmes opened fire on a crowd watching the latest batman movie in july of last year. aurora's mayor says the community survey showed overwhelming support for re- opening up the theater but some of the victims' family members refused to attend today's ceremonies for obvious reasons. 5:41. from art gallery worker to super sleuth. the stealthy way a woman got back her stolen computer. >> imagine just goofing off on facebook at work all day long. how one man outsourced his job and made money. coming up.
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of surfing.. mavericks is back for the first time in three years th well, you can call it the super bowl of surfing. mavericks is back for the first to time in three years. a storm off japan is generating swells up to 30 feet near half moon bay. contest conditions are extreme. strong currents, frigid waters and sharp rocks. too. >> when a wave hits the reef out there it's going to explode on the reef. the challenge that these guys are going to have is getting
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down the face of these waves. >> 24 of the most skilled surfers from all around the world have been invited to participate. it starts at 8:00 on sunday morning wraps up at sunset sunday night. forecasters say conditions should be perfect right around noontime. so they are probably en route right now. >> i know. it's amazing to watch this. especially because the waves are so big. >> you're a surfer, right? >> not that. those are mountains rolling n we were talking about it. we can't just go out there and watch the waves off the coast. you need binoculars to see the break a mile off the coast. they have to drag them out on jet skis but generally in surfing if you are paddling out there you're so exhausted you can't wait to ride the wave back. >> how can you ride a 24-foot wave? >> i don't know and i'm not going to find out anytime soon. we have cold temperatures starting out in many of the valleys. it is chilly down below freezing in some spots as some of those numbers down into the 20s once again. so a cold start there. mostly clear around the bay area. some hazy sunshine and some
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warmer weather expected by the afternoon. it's a "spare the air" day -- it's a "spare the air" day so hazy sunshine into the afternoon. no threat of rain. the jet stream well to the north all the way up into canada so we'll stay dry for the foreseeable future and then things may begin to change as we head toward the middle and latter part of next week. milder for most and sunshine into the weekend. not a bad day to travel around the state. 60 in sacramento this afternoon. 49 in lake tahoe. 59 degrees in fresno. as you make your way inside the bay the temperatures today up to 63 in san jose, 63 redwood city, 50s in much of the east bay. then the north bay today will see a few 60s in toward santa rosa. about 57 degrees in san francisco. next couple of days hazy sunshine on track, some chilly mornings. otherwise looking good through the weekend. then the clouds move in toward the middle of next week. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we have a problem if you are heading towards the bay bridge. look at this. tight squeeze now up the
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incline. there's a stalled truck that's the problem. and it's right before treasure island. and so everyone is stopping to look at it. they got tow crews out there and it's actually really kind of an early-morning mess right now trying to get into san francisco. you are going to be stuck in this and going to need to give yourself a little extra time. no metering lights yet so the backups behind the pay gates are not bad. but obviously, up that incline section it is quite the mess right now heading towards treasure island past treasure island and then things are fine. another problem spot southbound capitol expressway approaching 680 an injury crash sounds like possible injuries. car ran off the road. we are anding a photographer to the scene and may have live pictures of the accident shortly. bart delays, still recovering now but at last check about 10- minute delays passing through the bay fair stop in the fremont direction and the dublin-pleasanton direction. there's an equipment problem. they are working to resolve it now. but again, passing anywhere
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through the bay fair stop expect delays, slight delays. ace, muni, caltrain and ferries are on schedule. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. not too bad as you can see this traffic flowing well towards san francisco and doyle drive. they just reopened more southbound lanes. westbound 237 off to a great start here. this was really a problem spot yesterday a little later in the morning commute because of a series of different accidents but right now this drive time is in the green leaving milpitas towards sunnyvale and a little bit stop and go from 205 out towards the dublin interchange. we have traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. the bay area's housing market is red-hot with the median house price up 32% since last year. in fact, prize haven't risen -- prices haven't risen this fast since the '80s. the bay area is one of the strongest housing markets and one of the fastest to recover from the crash. last month's sales count was the highest for any december
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since 2006. and nationally home prices finally bottomed last year but what lies ahead for 2013? let's chat about that with jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com. she has a real estate update and tips for home buyers and the sellers, as well. let's start with the recap of 2012. >> reporter: well, like you said, prices really starting to gain some ground last year. nationally, we were up about 6%. i don't want to be a bummer but we are still down about 30% from the peak nationally. good news on existing homes sales. they were up by 15%. more importantly, inventory for existing homes dropped by a quarter. new home sales also jumping by 15% from a year ago and with new homes we like to look at the month of supply. that dropped down to five months a huge improvement from the all-time record of over 12 months in january 2009. >> what happened this year? >> reporter: this year we'll continue to see some improvement. i think inventories should
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remain low. some more price increases. but look, you know, as things get better, more houses come on the market, right? sellers who were waiting for a better market list their homes and some of the folks who were under water on their homes are now going to be able to some without taking a loss. so i think maybe price increases this year might be a little smaller than last year. >> how about some tips for some of the sellers? the buyers are bummed out but the sellers have to be happy. >> reporter: sellers are definitely happy. and you know the basics when selling the house. declutter, enhance your curb appeal, choose a realtor carefully. but you can really help the marketing effort by using social media to spread the word. you know, i see some sellers are posting their own simple walk-through videos online. and, you know, the other piece that's so fascinating, your for sale sign which used to be this boring thing in front of your house, make sure it has a qr code. that allows a passerby to scan it with a mobile device and check out your online listing. and finally, you know, some
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sellers, boy, they are getting smart. they are saying here's my floor plan. and they are providing a schedule of monthly expenses to show buyers that they can afford their homes. so this is a really big turn of events for buyers. you know what? we still have some ground to go and, you know, you're still looking at a buyer's market. on moneywatch.com, we have 13 home buying tips for 2013. >> great stuff, jill, as usual. jill schlesinger, editor at large for cbsmoneywatch.com thank you. a bay area woman took it upon herself to catch a thief. her computer was taken during a break you know at the san francisco art exchange -- break- in at the san francisco art exchange. she launched a program that allows access no matter where the computer is. she turned the camera on and peeked in on the user when she found the computer. >> i knew if someone was sitting there that i would be able to see her. she was obviously confused and looked it. >> the woman using buckner's computer says she bought it at a flea market for $800.
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she says she learned a lesson about buying something at a price that's too good to be true. she gave it back to buckner without taking any money for it. pretty clever there. >> if you are buying an apple computer for $800 you're getting a good deal. >> yes. >> at a flea market of all places. an american software engineer found a way to have somebody else do his job for him at a bargain rate. the man identified only as bob showed up for work every day but he spend his time surfing the web apparently. meanwhile he was paying someone in china to do his work for him are at one-fifth of his salary. the register reports he got caught when his company checked the chinese link to his computer. there you go. >> time now is 5:52. yelp teams up with a bay area city to make dining out safer. >> and more calories than you should eat in a day. a new list names the most dangerous dishes at popular restaurants coming up. aren't you sweet!
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around town will be posted on the website "yelp.". ed lee wil the mayor of san francisco will announce today food safety records of restaurants around town will now be posted on the website yelp. ed lee will make the announcement today at the winter conference of mayors in washington, d.c. food safety records will appear on yelp as soon as today. lee hopes the information will be added to other websites that offer restaurant listings including google and trip advisor. the extreme eating awards has named a dish from the cheesecake factory its top winner. the award highlights the highest calorie meals you can order while eating out and the bitsstro shrimp pasta dish at the cheesecake factory exceeds the average person's daily caloric intake by over 1,000 calories if you can believe that. it has a whopping 3,120
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calories. also making the list, chili's baby back ribs and ihop's country fried steak and eggs combo. >> identify take that. >> caesar salad at the cheesecake factory is about 3,000 calories. 9er fans across the bay area are getting ready to sport the big red and gold pride. >> that's right. we want to see your 49ers pride before sunday's game against atlanta. our question, is your kid a bigger fan than this little guy? >> who's got it better than us? >> nobody! >> go -- >> 9ers! >> that's right. high five. >> he is the best! isn't he? meet nate only 3.5 but he is a big 49ers fan as you can tell in that video. oh, so cute. >> love him. >> show us your 49ers fan photos and videos. just email them to mornings at
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cbssf.com or show off your kaepernicking pictures on our website under the my pix section. we may share them on the show. >> we are still waiting for the green bay group to be singing for joust that's tomorrow. next half hour coming up the world will be watching lance armstrong's interview with oprah today. some of the new fallout for him coming up. >> a notre dame football star says he was duped. how the story of his girlfriend turned out to be a hoax. >> a study finds major levee repairs are needed across the entire country. one flood prevention project planned for the bay area. and it's not even quite 6:00 and look at this. we already have a big backup approaching the bay bridge. the metering lights were turned on early. what's the problem? we'll let you know coming up.
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